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Good treatment of the of the theme
on 19 July 2013
I finished the book this morning over my breakfast espresso and I can say that I enjoyed both.
The story was a little hard to get into at first as I felt a little difficult to believe that someone would so quickly trust people he barely knew. I found the rest of the story to be very enjoyable and intriguing. There were no lengthy history lectures that I have found in some similar novels and instead the historical backdrop was left quite vague for most of the time. Some helpful details were contributed by one of the characters but this was done in a way that was a natural part of the story.
The ending was a little sudden but on reflection perhaps the sense of things not being neatly settled was appropriate given the ideas explored in the story.